“He is the guru of acting coaches in this town. Studying with J.D. Lewis, you’ll be most certainly on the road to success.”
- David Kirkpatrick
President – Paramount Pictures

“If you have the chance to study with J.D. Lewis, it will change the course of your career.”
- Gary Dontzig
Executive Producer of “Suddenly Susan” and “ Murphy Brown”

“J.D. Lewis is one of the top acting coaches in Los Angeles. If you get the opportunity to work with him, do it! He's a master of the craft and also teaches the business of acting. This class is a must for the working actor.”
- Jackie Burch
Casting Director - "The Hunger Games" / "Catching Fire" / "Iron Man 3"

“I am a big fan of J.D. Lewis. He's a great acting coach who knows his stuff. I recommend him highly."
- Marc Routh
Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer - "Hairspray" / "The Producers" / "Gypsy" / "Company"

“J.D. Lewis is a remarkable acting coach. It's no secret that he is one of the most sought-after coaches in this business. Not only is he a brilliant teacher, he is also a man who cares and is making a difference in the world. If you get the chance to work with him, it will most definitely change your life!”
- LuAnne Bernier
Owner and Agent at Monarch Talent

“They call him the Guru! There's a reason for that. This man is responsible for me working in television and film. His instincts, his insight, his guidance and his business-sense have helped so many working actors realize their dream. I am one on that list. I am forever grateful to him.”
- Cher Ferreyra
Actress - "Veronica Mars" / "Weeds"

“If you are lucky enough to get into this class, you have a real shot at learning the craft from a master.”
- Tom Hahn
VP of Talent / Head of Casting Tri Star / Columbia Pictures

“Studying with J.D. Lewis in a business with no guarantees is one guaranteed way to better auditions, performances and getting a real shot at a career.”
- Joel Thurm
Casting Director

 

Past Guest Speakers at The Actor’s Lab:

Jackie Burch
Casting Director - Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Iron Man 2 / The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Michael Patrick King
Executive Producer / Writer /  Director – “Sex in The City”

David Kirkpatrick
President of Paramount Pictures

Mimi Leder
Emmy Winning Director or “ER” and Film Director – “Deep Impact”  / “Pay It Forward”

Tony Sepulveda
Head of Casting / Warner Brothers Television

Roland Joffe
Film Director – “The Mission” and “ The Killing Fields”

Steve Dontanville
William Morris Agent, representing  Reese Witherspoon and Holly Hunter

Sheldon Larry
Director of “If Looks Could Kill” and “The Twilight Zone”

Neil Bagg
Talent Agent at Don Buchwald and Associates

Marci Liroff – Casting Director – “ET”, “Spiderwick Chronicles”, 
“Mean Girls”, “Gothika”, “The Iron Giant”, “Bladerunner”

Robert Iscove – Director
“Cinderella w/ Whitney Houston”, “She’s All That”, “Save The Last Dance”